Click images to view larger versions. This amp was used as the reference model for the Signature Series amps that Hiwatt UK has recently released. [ed note: This refers to Pete’s statement of using dummies for the bottom cabinets. In fact, I never used Marshall in the beginning at all. pete has been of great influence in my playing... i always snapped strings in the old days these days i'm playing .012's. Re: Hiwatt amp serial no. PT: One amp and two 4 × 12 cabinets. 14 Feb. 1970, Leeds University, stage setup of Pete’s rig, one customised Hiwatt DR103 and two CP103 amps with four Hiwatt 4×12 cabs. Reactions: TA22GT, supergenius365 and RAG7890. [CDATA[ Used 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1999 (onstage as backup 2000–2002). , 2 Aug. 1968, the Singer Bowl, New York, with two customised Sound City L100 amplifiers, with four Sound City 200w 4×12s with herringbone grillecloth. It’s missing the back panel, and in the last rehearsal space move I lost the old-style “kettle lead” for the mains power. October 1976, Pete’s rig, with three CP103 amps in rack unit, six Hiwatt SE4123 4×12 cabinets, with one stack loaded with JBL K120 12″ speakers. I’ll probably put in a standard IEC socket so I can use a standard mains lead. Ca. “We took the whole equipment thing to America, lock stock and barrel. Either way, Pete began an association with an amp builder named Dave Reeves who was then working at Sound City Amps. Some with Hiwatt-style chicken-head knobs; others with flat, round knobs. Therefore, we have amended other such references to reflect only the 1980–81 era as Pete using dummy cabinets (other than early on — e.g., 1964 and 1965).]. . This amp was sold on auction at Christie’s of London, May 1995, and is now display at the Hard Rock Museum in Orlando, Fla., USA. A 50-watt version of the amp designed to the same specifications as the amp used extensively by Pete Townshend of The Who. But oddly enough, from mid 1967 to late 1968, Pete used Sound City L100 100watt amplifiers posing as Hiwatts. (Including Keith's Pictures of Lily-kit) Pete Townshend is the boss ! Another of Pete’s Hiwatt cabs and road case that was used with The Who during the 70’s. For effects in his classic setup, through 1978, he used a Univox Super-Fuzz pedal; and from 1979–1985 an MXR Dyna Comp pedal. This is much later, but all I know is once I found the Hiwatt amplifier I stuck with it. February 1969, with Gibson SG Special and Sound City/Hiwatt rig. Used by Pete Townshend and The Who. document.write('Photo: Barrie Wentzell'); I think we all helped one another, and it was like a tidal wave. Pete favored the Hiwatt amps and speakers from the late 1960's all the way through the 1982 era. For other people with similar names, see Peter Townsend and Peter Townend. . Guitar is Gibson SG Special. Excerpts from an interview with John Entwistle and Pete Townshend conducted June 18, 1967, in San Francisco, just prior to the Who’s appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival. 715), likely from 1969, with the pre-CP103-style customisation, courtesy James Stevenson, guitarist of the Alarm and Gene Loves Jezebel. Instrument De Musique : Flûte Traversière - Hiwatt / Ecouvillon. document.write('Photos: The Who Concert Guide and Bill Stokley.'); document.write('Photo: Barrie Wentzell'); S / No 71X . Guitar is Fender Electric XII 12-string. He fixed things at first, repairing hifi sets and televisions as well as musical intrument amplifiers. Probably, but it did get me a new guitar and complete amp/speaker setup! Click images to view larger versions. Click to view larger version. Instead, his main guitar rig on classic Who albums like Who’s Next and Quadrophenia was a 1959 Gretsch 6120 plugged into a 1959 Fender Bandmaster amp. [CDATA[ The stage amplifier Pete Townshend used almost exclusively from 1969 to 1982. Apr 13, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by jojo lapin. Pete Townshend a été aussi le premier à placer des boucles sonores de synthétiseurs sur des chansons rock (album Who's Next en 1971, Won't Get Fooled Again et Baba O'Riley) et à écrire des opéras rock (la chanson A Quick One, While He's Away en 1966, préfigurant Tommy en 1969). Sold on auction at Christie’s of London, May 1995. Amplifier heads were often numbered in the early ’70s as well. . I used to work in Southend next to the old Dan Reeves location. Guitar is Fender Stratocaster. Displayed at the Rock & roll Hall of Fame from April of 1998 to January of 2007. Associated images are included for reference only and are the property of the original owner. It has not been verified as an actual Who-related unit. From left to right, the controls: Early versions had various block script Sound City nameplate badges, but beginning in late 1968, the badges were removed so that some were unbadged and some featured Hiwatt nameplate badges. Ca. Plus, control panel labels were taped over to further mask the Sound City origin. I think they built 4 or 2 promotional cabs, when they did their “Townshend” signature series. Hiwatt heads can be seen on the January 8 1969 Toby Jug (and subsequent) pictures on the cornick.org website. Non-Whotabs links are provided for informational purposes only and are not controlled or monitored by Whotabs. Photo: David Hickes. The British Amp Invasion: How Marshall, Hiwatt, Vox And More Changed The Sound Of Music - Dave Hunter / Livres en langue étrangère. One of the employees there had been in a band called Kit & the Outlaws who had some local notoriety and opened up for the Who when they first played Dallas. February–March 1969, recording sessions for Tommy, with Pete playing a 1968 Gibson SG Special. The first actual Hiwatt-labeled models featured the same circuit as the CP103 but did not feature the “The Who” branded control panel faceplate. - Puissance : 100W. The controls on the customised L100s were identical to the CP103 control layout. Hiwatt DR103 with CP103-style four-channel customisation Courtesy Alarm and Gene Loves Jezebel Guitarist James Stevenson. I used to use Fenders; I had a Fender Pro and a Fender Vibrasonic and a Fender Bassman top, and I used to drive Marshall 4×12’s with those amplifiers. Likely retained by Alan Rogan. I’m also very keen on clean, enhanced treble of the Gibson variety, but with no sustain. 1, 2, 3, 4, Treble, Bass, Master Volume. They were unaware of what they had. 12 June 1967, multiple shots of two customised Sound City L100 amplifiers, each with different blockscript Sound City nameplate badge; topped by a Grampian Reverb unit. Pete and Kevin were gear-hunting for the right rig for the show. Amplifiers are three Hiwatt CP103s, topped with Roland SDE-2000 DDL digital delay rack unit. For 1969, the rebadged Sound City cabs gave way to Hiwatt 4122 or 4123 4×12 cabinets.